Race Cars is a children's book about white privilege created to help parents and educators facilitate tough conversations about race, privilege and oppression.
Written by a clinical social worker and child therapist with experience in anti-bias training and edited by a diversity expert, Race Cars tells the story of 2 best friends, a white car and a black car, that have different experiences and face different rules while entering the same race. Filled with bright, attention-grabbing illustrations, a notes and activities section at the back helps parents, guardians and teachers further discuss these issues with children.
Why is this book important? As early as 6 months old, a baby's brain can notice race-based differences; children ages 2 to 4 can internalise racial bias and start assigning meaning to race; and 5- to 8-year-olds begin to place value judgments on similarities and differences. By age 12, children have a complete set of stereotypes about every racial, ethnic and religious group in society. Our guidance is especially crucial during this impressionable time.
Race Cars offers a simple, yet powerful, way to introduce these complicated themes to our children and is a valuable addition to classroom and home libraries.
Race Cars is a picture book that serves as a springboard for parents and educators to discuss race, privilege and oppression with their kids.
Author: Jenny Devenny
Age Group: 6-9+
Dimensions: 28cm x 22cm
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Did you know? 100% of the profits from the sale of this inspiring book will be used in support of education access and community projects in the Asia-Pacific. Your contribution is changing lives!